“Derek Boogaard’s Family Is Suing The NHL For Wrongful Death”

by Walter Olson on May 13, 2013

The family, now represented by Chicago’s Corboy & Demetrio, is refiling a suit dismissed earlier [Deadspin]:

According to The New York Times, the complaint alleges that the N.H.L., through the actions/inactions of the teams and team physicians charged with caring for Boogaard, breached a duty to Boogaard in failing to monitor his prescription drug use. The suit also alleges that the league’s substance abuse program violated its own rules when it failed to suspend or reprimand him for his several lapses, even in the face of multiple failed drug tests and his admissions that he occasionally purchased the drugs illegally.

P.S. In other sports-lawsuit news, “Vijay Singh sued the PGA Tour on Wednesday for exposing him to ‘public humiliation and ridicule’ during a 12-week investigation into his use of deer-antler spray that ended last week when the tour dropped its case against him.” [ESPN, auto-plays video]

{ 2 comments }

1 Richard Nieporent 05.13.13 at 2:06 pm

If at first you don’t succeed, sue, sue again.

2 gasman 05.13.13 at 4:44 pm

Is Mr. Singh feeling ‘public humiliation and ridicule’ because of what the Tour did, or because he fell for the claims of a superstitious caddy and patent medicine peddler.
Given his apparent credulity for hack medical claims perhaps I can interest him in some possum urine, duck farts, or magic hair balls.

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